<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >


Grade 6


Module 11

Orthographic drawings

Assignment 1:

You must now draw an orthographic view of your completed container.

[lo 1.2]

What is an orthographic drawing?

It is a method of drawing a 3D object correctly as seen from different views. Each view is drawn as if it is a flat surface and in 2D. Usually a shape is drawn from three views, namely the front view, the side view and the overhead top view or plan.

a) Below there are some 3D figures. Next to each one of them there are three shapes. This shows what the objects will look like from the front, the side and from above. Write underneath each 2D figure whether it is the image as seen from the front, from the side or from above.

b) Let’s first practise how to make an orthographic drawing.


  • Do it on grid paper.
  • See to it that the length, width and height of the shape are indicated. (Sketch 1).
  • Start with the front view, which is always drawn, in the left-hand top corner.
  • The top view is drawn next in the left-hand bottom corner. (Extend the vertical sides of the front view.)
  • The side view (from the right) is always drawn in the right-hand top corner. (Extend the horizontal sides of the front view.)
  • Each space on the axes represents one cm. Start with the first mark.
  • Halve the remaining space diagonally across the front with a 45˚ diagonal line. Use this line to transfer the lengths from the top view to the side view.
  • Complete all three views and provide the necessary captions.
  • Now also make 2D drawings of the following 3D shapes. First indicate the views relevant to each shape.


Learning Outcomes(LOs)

LO 1


The learner will be able to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using appropriate information and communication technologies

Assessment Standards(ASs)

We know this when the learner:

1.2 finds out about existing products relevant to a problem, need or opportunity, and identifies and compares their design aspects (e.g. who it is for, what it is for, what it looks like, what it is made of, how well it works, whether it will affect the environment).

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
Privacy Information Security Software Version 1.1a
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
QuizOver.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!

Source:  OpenStax, Technology grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 08, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11005/1.1
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Technology grade 6' conversation and receive update notifications?